May 2013

Golden Music Festival Logo

I love music. I grew up in a family where guitars were played on a nightly basis and a singalong accompanied by the piano was commonplace. I don’t, however, go to a lot of music festivals. There are two reasons for this, and the first reason is that they tend to be pricey. Second, like beer festivals, there are a lot of them. They happen all the time, especially in

Dining in Durango Pozole to Pho, It Never Gets Boring 4.

Mayor’s note: I’m going to write a three-part series on Doing Durango. Part one, published on 5/15 was all about beer. Today’s post is all about food and the last post in the series will focus on touristy, fun activities you shouldn’t miss. In Durango you are just as likely to see a man in a cowboy hat as a guy with sleeve tattoos and ear gauges, and you can

The Mayor of HeidiTown at Colorado Nationals in Loveland, Colorado

It’s Monday and that means another HeidiTown segment on KRFC 88.9 FM is available here on the blog. For those of you unfamiliar with KRFC 88.9 FM, it is a community radio station located in Fort Collins, Colorado. It is supported entirely by volunteers and members. Those of us with shows on the radio station are also volunteers. The HeidiTown segment airs Wednesdays at 5:55 p.m. before the the KRFC

TEDx Feed Your Brain LOGO

TEDx Front Range is taking place in Loveland, Colorado on May 31, 2013. It’s not a festival per se, but I am featuring the event this week anyway. I attended my first TEDx last year, and was pleasantly surprised. I walked away inspired and impressed with the level of talent and determination that emanated from the stage on that afternoon. If you aren’t familiar with TEDx, it originated from TED.

Water fountain & sculpture in Old Town Fort Collins

So you’ve decided to spend a weekend in Fort Collins – a very good choice, and even better if you plan your stay around Colorado Brewers’ Festival, June 22-23, 2013. In its 24th year, this is one of the first Colorado brew fests and my favorite. With multiple music stages, lots of shade and of course, lots and lots of beer, the Colorado Brewers’ Festival ticks all the right boxes

Ska Brewing Tasters HeidiTown

Mayor’s note: I’m writing a three-part series on DOing Durango. Part one, focuses on the Durango brewery scene. Part two will focus on food. Part three will focus on touristy, fun activities you shouldn’t miss. If I had to use just one word to describe Durango, Colorado, it would be “chill.” People are friendly and the pace of life is a few clicks slower than along the Front Range of

House in Durango

The crazy summer festival season is well-underway and it’s still spring!  We’ve officially entered the season when it’s not longer for me to keep up with everything that’s happening in Colorado. If you are hanging out with my on Facebook, you know that I’m able to cover more events over there than on the blog or on the radio, so if you haven’t joined the town’s block party on Facebook,

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

May 11th is National Train Day, which means it will be an excellent day to ride a train or visit a train museum, like the Colorado Railroad Museum or the Greeley Freight Station Museum. There are wonderful, year-round opportunities in Colorado to experience trains, both full-size passenger trains and model railroads. I have compiled a list of festivals and shows for you to consider this summer, fall and winter. I

the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad chugging through the canyon

I love trains. If you’ve been a fan of HeidiTown for any length of time you are already aware of my train obsession. I’m not into the technical stuff, but I like the experience of train travel and the nostalgia that comes with it. Train travel forces us to slow down and look around; something we should be doing on a daily basis. While in Durango last month, Ryan and

HeidiTown Gives Back: Wolves Offered Life & Friendship (W.O.L.F.)

Wolves are wild animals, and should remain wild animals. Unfortunately, people have been interbreeding domestic dogs and wolves for years, even attempting to keep wolves as pets; a misguided idea that never turns out well, and that’s where W.O.L.F. comes in. Founded in 1995, and located northwest of Fort Collins, Colorado, this organization works to improve the quality of life for all wolves and wolf dogs. They have a rescue